|Specs at a glance: Nvidia Shield Tablet K1|
|Screen||1920×1200 8-inch (283 PPI) IPS LCD|
|OS||Android five.1.1 Lollipop (Marshmallow update coming by the end of the year)|
|CPU||Tegra K1 quad-core 2.2GHz Cortex-A15|
|GPU||Nvidia 192-core Kepler|
|Storage||16GB or 32GB (plus up to 128GB micro-SD card)|
|Networking||802.11n 2×2 Mimo two.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi, Bluetooth four.|
|Ports||Micro-USB, headphone, mini-HDMI|
|Camera||5MP rear camera, 5MP front camera|
|Size||eight.eight” × 5″ × .36″ (221 x 126 x 9.two mm)|
|Starting cost||£149.99 (€199/$ 199)|
Ah, the 7-inch Android tablet: as soon as the darling of Google’s Nexus lineup, now a largely neglected kind element relegated to low-finish devices with flaky screens and creaky plastics. That is not to say there are not any great little Android tablets out there—the Amazon Fire HD 6 and Lenovo Yoga 8 spring to mind—but they tend make sacrifices in screen high quality or speed in order to reach their wallet-friendly price tag points.
With a successor to Google’s aging Nexus 7 2013 unlikely to emerge any time soon, just where can you discover a modest, no compromises Android tablet that doesn’t price the Earth? Surprisingly, the answer is at Nvidia. Its new Shield Tablet K1—a slightly tweaked version of the original Shield Tablet released in July of 2014—retains its speedy specs, excellent complete HD screen, and largely stock version of Android although simultaneously dropping the price to an really competitive £149.99 (€199/$ 199).
If you want the greatest little Android tablet around, the Shield K1 is it.